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A Kind Mention In Today's Times

June 18, 2005 - A tip of the hat to the New York Times for their kind mention of Facing South in the "What's Online" section this morning. For those who aren't registered or otherwise can't get to the piece, here's what they said:

Happy Juneteenth!

June 17, 2005 - This Sunday, June 19, African-Americans across the South and beyond (and others who recognize the holiday) will celebrate Juneteenth. This is the 140th anniversary of what many call "America's Second Independence Day," marking the day in 1865 -- over two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation -- that slaves in Texas were finally set free.

South Carolina Straw Poll: The Real Story

June 17, 2005 - I was at meetings in South Carolina the last two days -- meeting some great progressive advocates in the state -- and somehow Wednesday night found myself at a fundraiser for the Richland County Democratic Party in Columbia, the state capitol. I was waved in free with my Southern Exposure media credentials.

Bioethics

June 16, 2005 - Check out this piece (sub or day pass req'd) by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a joint Rolling Stone/Salon investigation into the federal government's position on thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative in childhood vaccines.

On the Road Again

June 15, 2005 - On the road today for meetings in South Carolina, blogging will be light. Some items from the news files to tide you over:

Lynching Wrap-Up

June 14, 2005 - I didn't intend to follow this story so closely, but you reach a point of no return.... Anyhow, the day in lynching news ends in confusion, as senators scramble to make excuses or claim they supported the resolution even if they're not listed anywhere.